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Armed police turning out for hundreds of routine calls across Scotland

Armed police turning out for hundreds of routine calls across Scotland
 Armed police officers have assisted in more than 1,500 missing person inquiries and responded to over 300 road accidents since a relaxation in t...
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Police Scotland inspector in firearms sexism row

Police Scotland inspector in firearms sexism row
Police Scotland is facing a sexism row after an inspector said female firearms officers should not be deployed together if men were available. In an i...
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Firearm amnesty removes 88 guns from the streets

Firearm amnesty removes 88 guns from the streets
A large haul of firearms, air weapons and ammunition is now off the streets of Lanarkshire. Police Scotland seized a total of 22 firearms, 66 air weap...
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Police Scotland begin two-week firearms amnesty

Police Scotland begin two-week firearms amnesty
Police Scotland has launched a firearms amnesty, intended to stop weapons falling into the hands of criminals. Anyone who has a gun or ammunition with...
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Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training

Hundreds of police officers to receive Taser training
MORE than 500 police officers in Scotland will start Taser training this month. Police Scotland says the move is in response to an increase in assault...
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Armed Response Vehicle officer's roles to be extended

Armed Response Vehicle officer's roles to be extended
Police Scotland can confirm that the extended role of Armed Response Vehicle officers (ARVs) will be implemented on 7 May, 2018. As announced in Decem...
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Ex-doctor caught with guns wrote down 'assassination plans'

Ex-doctor caught with guns wrote down 'assassination plans'
A retired emergency doctor has told a court he made plans to "assassinate" dozens of people involved in the dismissal from his job. Martin Watt said h...
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Police tyre shooting was 'justified'

Police tyre shooting was 'justified'
Firearms officers were justified in shooting out the tyres of a car which had rammed a police vehicle, the police watchdog has ruled. The shooting too...
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Man shot police officer with crossbow and set house on fire

Man shot police officer with crossbow and set house on fire
A man has admitted shooting a police officer with a crossbow bolt before setting fire to his home. Christopher Hutchison, 37, hit Sgt Stuart Morrison ...
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Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day

Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day
FIREARM DRAMA  - Shots fired in north Glasgow street on Christmas Day as cops hunt two men Officers raced to the scene in Carron Place after the ...
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Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers

Police Scotland U-turn on armed policing and 500 officers to get Tasers
The force will scrap restrictions on the routine deployment of firearms officers . Hundreds of Scottish police will be armed with Tasers next year, wh...
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How 'sophisticated' crime gang went about business

How 'sophisticated' crime gang went about business
Nine men have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges linked to the most sophisticated organised crime group encountered yet by Police Scotland , accor...
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Scottish police officers 'feel vulnerable to spontaneous violence'

Scottish police officers 'feel vulnerable to spontaneous violence'
Scotland's police officers feel under-equipped to tackle violent crime and terrorism, the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) has claimed. The SPF said m...
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Crossbow hostage siege - house set on fire

Crossbow hostage siege - house set on fire
  A 36-year-old man has been arrested after a house was surrounded by armed police investigating reports that a man was inside armed with a cross...
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Mock terror attack staged in Scotland to test emergency services

Mock terror attack staged in Scotland to test emergency services
   In the simulation, "terrorists" drove a truck into a building in Edinburgh , with dozens of volunteers posing as casualties. A joint coun...
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Undercover police snatch high-powered Skorpion submachine gun in secret operation

Undercover police snatch high-powered Skorpion submachine gun in secret operation
  Undercover police snatch the high-powered Skorpion submachine gun in a secret operation along with a silencer and ammunition amid fears it was ...
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Police Officers cycle 250 miles to buy defibrillators for children's football clubs

Police Officers cycle 250 miles to buy defibrillators for children's football clubs
  Kieran was just 13 years of age when he collapsed after having a cardiac arrest whilst training for Dunbeth FC. Unfortunately, on that tragic e...
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Police Scotland stopped enhanced payments to officers

The Scottish Police Federation is challenging Police Scotland over special payments to armed officers who protect the royal family on holiday.   ...
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